“Phantom Relic From The Big Bang at Milky Way’s Black Hole”

Cosmic String

 

The sublime beauty and the danger of physics is that sometimes things exist that we can never see. Which led scientists to ask: Was an unknown object, perhaps a cosmic string, weird one-dimensional defects in space-time that should be out there, somewhere, detected at the Milky Way’s galactic center in 2016? If yes, it could have profound implications for understanding gravity, space-time and the universe itself.

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“A Fractured Cosmos?” –Was a Cosmic String Detected at Milky Way’s Black Hole

Cosmic String Filament

 

An unknown object, perhaps a cosmic string, was detected at the Milky Way’s galactic center in 2016 that could have profound implications for understanding gravity, space-time and the universe itself. Cosmic strings, galaxy-sized filaments of raw energy, may be threaded through spacetime, according to some theories. At the Big Bang, our universe exploded into being, expanded at a fantastic speed and cooled, perhaps cracking the fabric of the universe with hairline fractures.

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